Tuesday 28 January 2014

The Mind Game (Part 1)

Traditionally this is the season of renewed anticipations – goal settings, vision formations, resolution making, plans re-evaluation, more commitment towards objectives, etc.
All these are fantastic moves to ensure that you have a very resourceful year, but let me guide you through another path or let’s apply another tactics to guarantee still a fruitful year as these progressive elements are being added to the formation.
Mind Power
I will call it “The Mind Game,” make it the caption of this discussion.
Okay. Let me quickly address this subject, because we always think of mysticism whenever a discussion about the mind ensues.
Man is tripartite in nature that is, made up of three parts: Spirit, Soul and Body. Let’s focus on the Soul. The Soul is made up of Emotion, Mind and Will.
It is also important to note that we all have a Mind and that there is nothing so abstract about it; though still to a large extent the workings of the Mind are enigmatic in nature.
The Mind – is the seat of intelligence. It is the centre that generates thoughts, feelings, ideas, perceptions and stores knowledge and memories.
Succinctly, the Mind is the centre of all human activity. It interfaces the activities between the Spirit and the Body of man.
Back to the subject of our discussion – The Mind Game: for you to win the battle in life, then you have got to win the raging battles in the mind, for this is where the most controlling and deciding battles are fought in life.
As a matter of fact, life is constantly a mind battle. A fight between good and evil, light and darkness, strength and weakness, purpose and indolence, and the winner here takes it all.
Napoleon Bonaparte puts it this way, “there are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.”
I decided to begin here, because most often it is not our goals, resolutions, plans or aspirations that are the problem but a very volatile state of our mind. Just as it is futile to sprinkle seeds to a land that is filled with thorns, so also is it of non productive value to deposit these well intended elements to an ailing mind that is filled with all manner of toxic components.
But, if the battle is won from within, then the external fortifications can’t withstand you.
To move outwardly then you need to gain internal motion. You can’t be standing inside and be wondering why your external efforts are not yielding dividend.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill beautifully puts it this way: “the empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” To gain prominence and status in the mundane, then you need to have secured this quality first in your mind without any iota of doubt or limiting belief!
So believe me, your mind is your most potent tool to battle your way through life’s uncertainties.

POINT TO RUMINATE ON: “The monsters of the mind are far worse than those that actually exist. Fear, doubt, and hate have hamstring more people than beasts ever have.”

Authored by: Anointed Enoh

Wednesday 1 January 2014

4 Concepts You Must Consider (Part 2)

Before I rush off to another topic let me dot down one more article to buttress what I had earlier shared as regards this amazing subject: 4 Concepts You Must Consider. Truth be told, there are things you cannot play elusive to, no matter how hard you may try. And I strongly believe these questions are amongst such concepts:
      1.  The Concept of Passion – What do you love to do?
      2. The Concept of Talent – What are you good at?
      3.  The Concept of Values – What is important to you?
      4. The Concept of Destiny – What were you born to do with your life?
It is no coincidence that a bit of the feeling of these concepts dances around our consciousness instinctively. I personally believe there is a reason for all these and that it lies completely within our onus to seek the appropriate response to all these important quests!
So let me just assist in aiding you address these concepts to your utmost benefit:
Under the Concept of Passion, I would say, “Reciprocate Love.”
Just respond to the love that you are feeling by doing what intuitively appeals to you. In the atmosphere of love, nothing is impossible. Love will engage all difficulties.
The Chinese philosopher, Confucius put it thus, “Find and do what you love and you will cease to work the rest of your life.”  And he was right!
Love has an ingenious characteristic, so be assured that there will be birthing of ingenious offspring. Just feed it and it will be expressed!
With the Concept of Talent, I would say “Developmental Mindfulness” is essential here.
It is not sufficient to be good at something; you must develop your competitive advantage that is, become skilled at what you are presumably good at already.
There is an adage that is true – “Talent is not enough.” Take the next bold step of refining your talent in something that has a more trendy advantage.
The enemy of best will always be good (the average), so stir the good-ness in you to become best-ness!
I would advise, indulge in “Consequential Thinking” when you are considering the Concept of Value.
Socrates quips, “before you act think of the consequence.”
The best way to ensure that you constantly uphold right values is to mentally process the outcome of every action before you act.
What looks good today maybe awful tomorrow; most grandchildren have spent a great deal of their life toiling to undo what their grandparents leisurely executed.
So think through before you embrace it as a personal value.
Lastly the Concept of Destiny, the simplest direct responses to the subject of what you were born to do with your life in line with our discussion is “Legacy Consciousness.”
If the thought of what you will leave behind after death hasn’t started haunting you, then you are just existing and not living.
We all were created to accomplish something specific here and you aren’t exempted.
There is something you possess all the qualities to do with finesse. Something you will naturally excel at if you just give to it a little of the attention you have devoted to only register presence in some other disciplines.
Find it. Do it. And the undertakers that will be hired to do your interment someday will be sorry why they have to co-deny the world the opportunity of never seeing you again.

POINT TO RUMINATE ON: “The creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.”

Authored by: Anointed Enoh